A new series of nine YouTube videos has been released featuring some of Queensland’s leading graziers talking about their businesses.
The videos have been produced by Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries with support from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), and offer an insight into how successful grazing businesses operate and the many elements business managers must consider.
Topics covered include land management techniques such as grass cover, strategic use of watering points and tackling soil erosion to beef breeding and genetics, workplace health and safety, biosecurity and record keeping.
They include profiles of management practices that beef business leaders have implemented to improve their returns.
The topics covered are:
- Growing grass for good ground cover
- New cattle welfare standards
- Body condition scoring – the key to breeding
- Implementing a farm safety system
- Protecting your business with a biosecurity plan
- Bull buying – getting more bang for your buck
- Minimising soil erosion for better grass cover
- Locating watering points for efficient grazing
- Good records – giving you data that delivers
Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne congratulated the participants for their willingness to assist and inspire others in the industry.
The Minister also acknowledged DAF’s FutureBeef team, which managed the production of the videos and ensured they covered topics that were important to Queensland’s grazing industry.
“FutureBeef aims to use new and traditional extension methods to ensure graziers can access the latest science and technology,” he said.
“The team is committed to making the industry a world-leader in grazing best practice, and this YouTube video series is another great example of that.”
FutureBeef is a collaboration between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the governments of Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Source: Queensland Government. The videos can be viewed at www.futurebeef.com.au